Imagine an employer hiring someone who thinks his future bosses and co-workers are “animals” that are “mentally inferior” to him. Can you imagine the degree of self-loathing that must require on the part of the hiring manager?
Now, imagine what’s going through the mind of the mentally superior subordinate as he starts his new job. Does he view his new workplace as a barn where the animals get to boss him around? Again, one has to wonder why someone who thinks himself superior would choose to subjugate himself to lesser mammals.
Well, imagine no more. Such a scenario has played out at the Huffington Post.
Via The Washington Free Beacon:
A devout Muslim who has praised Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and publicly branded all non-believers as mentally ill “animals” was recently hired to serve as the Huffington Post’s political director in the U.K.
Mehdi Hasan, a controversial British media figure whom insiders have billed as a mouthpiece for the Iranian regime, recently left his job at the left-wing New Statesman magazine to join the Huffington Post as a senior staffer, according to reports in the British press.
The Huffington Post merged with Internet giant AOL in February 2011 to form the Huffington Post media group.
Hasan formerly served as political editor of the New Statesman, which is affiliated with a socialist political party and has faced criticism for publishing articles that many observers have deemed anti-Semitic. In one instance, the New Statesman published an article titled “A Kosher Conspiracy” that purported to expose the great power of Britain’s “pro-Israel lobby.” The cover of that issue featured a Star of David piercing a Union Jack.
Hasan can be seen on tape delivering multiple religious screeds in which he accuses non-Muslims of being animals and mentally inferior.
“We do not bend our law, or morality for short term aims,” Hasan is seen saying in one video recording of his lecture. “Never. And we never lose the moral high ground.”
Something tells me that the relationship between Mehdi Hasan and the Huffington Post is bound to be dysfunctional for oh, so many reasons.
Ben Barrack is a talk show host and author of the upcoming book, Unsung Davids